National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Four French Composers Inspired by Spain
Iberian culture's impact on France is explored through Ravel's Boléro, Chabrier's España, Debussy's Ibéria, and Lalo's Symphonie espagnole featuring violinist Leticia Moreno's NSO debut.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
- Concert Hall
- 95 minutes
- $10.00 - $85.00
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About Ravel's Boléro:
In a Spanish tavern, a dancer's tabletop steps become increasingly animated, while the admiration of the men around her turns to lustful obsession. In Ravel's passionate ballet score, different instruments steadily crescendo its famous theme to a rambunctious, full-orchestra climax. No wonder it's been featured in everything from romantic movie interludes to Olympic ice skating championships.
Natasha Bogachek, NSO violin, on Lalo's Symphonie espagnole:
"One of my earliest childhood musical memories is a recording of Lalo's Symphonie espagnole--this is when I fell in love with the violin. I was fascinated by all the dazzling Spanish rhythms. To this day, the work brings me great joy and excitement whenever I get to hear or accompany it."
Performance Timing: Part One - 43 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.
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David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The NSO Music Director Chair is generously endowed by Roger and Vicki Sant.
IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
Presented in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain
His Majesty King Juan Carlos
Festival Leadership Committee
José Andrés, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni, Helen Lee Henderson, Amalia Perea Mahoney,
Former President Felipe González Márquez, The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, and David M. Rubenstein
Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni,
Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, and David and Alice Rubenstein
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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